The information in the table below describes the iTEP Conversation scores and English speaking skills you could expect from someone who takes the iTEP Conversation Test. Use these skill descriptors to determine if a candidate is appropriate for your program or position. Remember, the iTEP exam measures SPOKEN English skills.
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|90 – 100||Test-takers know the rules for English and can express themselves very well. Pronunciation and intonation are clear. |
They have a sufficient range of language to react well to situations involving instructions from supervisors, and the safety and well-being of customers and of themselves.
|80 – 89||Test-takers have learned the rules for English sentences and can express themselves most clearly on many topics with a variety of sentence structures and verb tenses. Pronunciation and intonation are mostly clear.|
They have a sufficient range of language to describe unpredictable situations, explain the main points in an idea or problem, and express thoughts on abstract and cultural topics. They can address safety issues for themselves and others.
|70 – 79||Test-takers can express most ideas but may have problems with very complex thoughts. They may make mistakes with non-routine situations, especially with things like verb tense and plurals.|
Pronunciation and intonation are still developing, but most of what they say is understood. They may hesitate a bit while searching for words.
|55 – 69||Test-takers know the basic rules for English sentences. They can express simple ideas but might have problems with more complex sentences. They are comfortable talking about familiar topics, but for non-routine situations might make mistakes with things like verb tense and number agreement.|
They are still building vocabulary, but know enough words to respond to familiar topics.
|40 – 54||Test-takers have a basic understanding of English, but will often hesitate while contemplating a response. Vocabulary and grammar are still developing, and they may have difficulty when a quick response is required.|
|25 – 40||Test-takers are at a beginner level of learning English and cannot yet verbally construct sentences that make communication understandable.|